Samsung 'hopes' for strong Galaxy Note 9 sales, disputing Galaxy S9 flop claims
Koh Dong-Jin, the company’s co-CEO and President of the Mobile Communications division, “hopes” the Note 9 will be able to “outpace” its predecessor in terms of sales numbers, which of course, is not the same thing as setting a specific goal.
But Koh definitely seems to believe in the box office potential of the latest flagship device, billed as boasting the “very best performance with the specialized S Pen, as well as the intelligent camera.”
That beefed-up 4,000 mAh battery is also described as “safer than ever”, which sounds like music to the ears of Galaxy Note 7 owners back in the day who might have feared a repeat of the 2016 explosion fiasco.
Before taking Koh’s word for granted and discarding reports calling for “only” 11 million or so Galaxy Note 9 unit sales a little while ago, you may also want to hear what the exec has to say about the Galaxy S9.
Previously deemed a flop or at least not that successful by various market research firms and industry analysts, the phone released roughly five months ago is apparently on an upward trend. Koh thinks the time for drawing conclusions will come “at the end of the year”, but so far, the GS9 duo has allegedly posted a sales increase of 6 percent compared to the S8 and S8+.
Bizarrely enough, it was only a couple of weeks ago that Samsung characterized Galaxy S9 and S9+ sales as “slow” in its second-quarter financial report. Maybe Koh didn’t get the memo or perhaps this ascending new “trend of the Galaxy S9 sales” was merely noticed over the past two weeks or so. Either way, it’s probably wise to just wait and see how the Galaxy Note 9 will do at the box office.
source: The Investor